Ending Tue, 2nd Aug 2022 16:00

Timed Auction - Militaria

  Lot 8

Keith Broomfield - Hawker Hurricane print signed by RAF Group Captain Peter Townsend

Keith Broomfield - Hawker "Hurricane I" (Rolls Royce "Merlin III") of No. 257 Squadron, Royal Air Force, 1940, signed in red pen by Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC & Bar with the inscription ''43 & 86 Sqns 1939-41", framed,
overall dimensions 52cm x 36cm

Notes: Group Captain Townsend was a British Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was equerry to King George VI from 1944 to 1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1953. Townsend notably had a romance with Princess Margaret, the Queen's younger sister. He is known for assisting in shooting down the first German aircraft to fall on English soil in April 1940 and for being a highly capable Squadron Leader during the Battle of Britain flying Hawker Hurricanes.

Sold for £75


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